Thyme Essential Oil
Used in aromatherapy, Thyme Oil serves as a tonic and displays a strengthening effect on both the body and the mind. Inhaling its penetrating fragrance can be useful during times of stress, fatigue, fear, or grief. Psychologically, it is wonderful at gaining a sense of confidence, perspective, and self-esteem, making one feel courageous during decision-making or times of uncertainty. It is also reputed to promote restful sleep, protect the body during common seasonal ailments such as the flu, and ease headaches and other bodily tensions.
Used topically and in cosmetics, Thyme Oil is ideally suited for those with oily skin or acne. Its antimicrobial properties help to clear the skin, diminish texture issues, and achieve a more even, radiant complexion. In natural remedies, Thyme Oil may be used to boost the recovery of minor cuts, scrapes, sunburn, and skin infections, in addition to supporting the management of minor cases of inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Thymol is also thought to play a protective role against environmental damage on the skin, including the oxidative effects of UVA and UVB rays resulting from sun exposure. This suggests that Thyme Oil can be beneficial for anti-aging skin regimens as well.
Used medicinally, Thyme Oil has been used as a remedy for a vast range of ailments from wounds and infections to high blood pressure. It is believed to act as a stimulant to all bodily systems, encouraging biological processes to work optimally and healthily. Thyme Oil is also reputed to boost the immune system and therefore contribute to overall health and well-being. It facilitates the digestive system, acts as a carminative, and helps alleviate bloating. Due to its hot, soothing nature, Thyme Oil provides natural pain relief for those suffering from physical fatigue as well as muscular pain, strain, and stiffness. Notably, Thyme Oil's expectorant qualities facilitates the opening of the airways and can ease minor respiratory discomfort while suppressing coughs.